'3 Body Problem' Cast and Crew Break Down Their Epic 'You Are Bugs' Reveal | Making a Scene

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When series creators David Benioff, D.B. Weiss and Alexander Woo first crafted the moment Jin Cheng (Jess Hong) and Thomas Wade (Liam Cunningham) enter the game in "3 Body Problem," they made it so they "would put on the headset and then there'll be a moment of black and then [they] go into the game." But when they saw the scene cut together, they felt there was "something missing." So for inspiration, they reached to another popular sci-fi series for inspiration, "Severance."
"We're actually influenced by 'Severance' in the elevator scenes, you know where they have that kind of weird camera effect," said writer and co-creator Benioff. "We looked up how they did that. Ours was like, 'What if their eyes merged together and then came apart again.'"

As part of Variety's "Making a Scene" Cunnigham, Hong, Benioff, Weiss and Woo were joined by "3 Body Problem" visual effects producer Steve Kullback and co-director Minkie Spiro to discuss how they brought the extraterrestrial thriller to life.